Koichiro Osaka (b.1979, Hokkaido, Japan) is the Founding Director of Asakusa, a Tokyo-based art space established in 2015. After studying Human Sciences at Waseda University, he moved to Bangkok in 2001 and then to London in 2004 to develop his interests in social policy and economics. His broad interests in humanities and social sciences led him to consider contemporary art as a discursive platform, which fosters critical thinking by generating interdisciplinary questions, in collaboration with researchers of diverse academic fields. Osaka holds a degree in art criticism and curation from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. (Asakusa: www.asakusa-o.com)